July 1,2007-June 30, 2008
Participating Teachers, Districts, and Students
During the previous school year, 858 high school students enrolled in one of the five accepted Advanced Placement courses and simultaneously registered to earn three hours of UNO History credit.
The Dual Enrollment courses were taught in 17 metro area high schools by 26 teachers. From the History Department Dual Enrollment Committee’s portion of the tuition paid by each of the above students, the following items and/or actions were underwritten based upon the Committee’s Mission Statement.
History Course Credits Five teachers received scholarships for the tuition and fee costs associated with taking eight individual three-hour graduate history courses.
Missouri Valley History Conference A fee was paid to the conference to permit admittance by any teacher from any History Dual Enrollment participating school district
Substitute Teacher Fees Five teachers attended the conference for a day, necessitating the hiring of substitute teachers for their classrooms, for which their districts were reimbursed. During the year, substitute teacher fees were also reimbursed for other teacher enrichment experiences as well as for field excursions.
Teacher Kitties Classroom kitties of $75 per teacher were utilized by twenty teachers who purchased classroom materials to facilitate course instruction. These instructors were reimbursed for their purchases.
Special Events Funds were used to defray the honorarium paid to Dr. Oscar Lansen whose April 2008 presentation focused on classroom enticements and methods intended to improve learner outcomes of World Civilizations students. All AP teachers were invited and necessary substitute fees reimbursed.
Participating School District Purchases
Equipment Program funds were utilized to purchase and install in participating schools one Elmo presenter, multiple projectors, laptop computers, and software.
Curriculum Program funds were utilized to purchase some 300 out-of-print books for use as research tools in the classrooms of the history teachers in participating schools.
Program funds were utilized to purchase Advanced Placement review texts for students in several participating schools to aid in their preparation for the AP exam.
Participating Student Enrichment
Field Excursions Program funds were used to pay admission fees to Joslyn Art Museum for all students enrolled in five classes from participating high schools.
Classroom Lectures UNO faculty lectured in several high school classrooms